Looking at my home and my life these days, I’ve found that a lot has changed since we adopted a retired racing Greyhound. In my opinion, these changes are all for the better. Sharing my home and my life with this exquisite creature has done wonders for my health and mental outlook. She brings me joy each and every day and has taught me to appreciate the little things in life and to live in the moment. So, in gratitude, I do many things to accommodate her that perhaps go above and beyond responsible dog ownership. I’m sure I’m not alone in this. Therefore, in honor of those that “spoil” their dogs and the noble canines that inspire such devotion, I’ve compiled the following list of things we do for our dogs.
You might be a dog person if:
• There are dog biscuits in your car, your purse, and your jacket pockets – all of your jacket pockets.
• There is dog hair on everything you own.
• You rearrange the furniture to make the dog more comfortable.
• You have rugs down in areas you’d rather not have them, so the dog can walk comfortably on your hardwood floors.
• Your car windows are decorated with dog snot.
• You sometimes forgo buying something for yourself so you can buy something for the dog.
• You have more photos of your dog than of anything or anyone else.
• Snuggle time with your dog takes priority over chores.
Don’t get me wrong, I definitely enforce rules and boundaries and maintain my position as leader. But considering all that my dog has given me, I think she deserves the “spoiling” she receives.
What do you do for your dog? I’d love to hear your stories!